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International Topical Steroid Addiction Network (itsan)

Red Skin Syndrome Support and Advocacy

www.itsan.org Tax ID 45-4556484


ITSAN is the only organization supporting the thousands of people around the world who have developed Red Skin Syndrome from the use of steroid medications (such as hydrocortisone).   Our mission for over 7 years now is to raise awareness of Red Skin Syndrome and support affected individuals.  

Our annual budget is less than $25k, which we use to send volunteer board members to exhibit at and engage with industry contacts at dermatology and other conferences.  We are losing our President because we can not afford to provide compensation.  Our members are absolutely desperate for support as many are home-bound, some suffer so severely that they can not work or care for their family....or even roll over in bed without agony.  Our medical advisory board has said that the desperation and misery of those suffering with this condition cannot be understated.  It's been described as having severe poison ivy for months / years at a time.   There are many projects you can support to help us get the word out to the medical community about this outcome to topical steroids, and many ways you can support those still suffering.   We run out of funding on a regular basis and must gain corporate sponsorships and /or significant funding sources to meet our lofty goals.  

For more info on this condition, please watch the documentary Preventable, by Briana Banos.  You can find a link on our home page at www.itsan.org.  Please make a huge impact by supporting this wonderful organization!!